Have you ever looked at a sign from a distance , can’t really read it and say to yourself, “Why didn’t they make those letters bigger? This very applicable to road sign signs, so if you want to sell your product or just let people know about something or advertise please keep these figures in mind.
Also the size of your sign, an eight feet by six feet high sign looks terrifyingly big when you stand next to it but from 500 feet away it looks unbelievably small.
Best plan is go out and see what other people and sign writers have done. There is nothing worse than going to a lot of trouble and work making a sign and then finding out it doesn’t do the job.
Viewing distance. Minimum letter height
100 feet (30 metres) 4 inches
250 feet (85 metres) 10 inches
360 feet (120 metres) 16 inches
500 feet (160 metres) 22 inches
750 feet (250 metres) 33 inches
1000 feet (330 metres) 43 inches
1/4 mile (450 metres) 57 inches
Sounds crazy doesn’t it, but they are the facts for sign size from different distance.